Walk through the residential districts of the brightest cities of Asia
• Walk through the residential districts of Asia vibrant city
Here is a series of "Singapore" photographer Ngua, who grew up in Singapore and lives in New York. Nguan graduated from Northwestern University in Illinois and the first time engaged in a movie. For a series of "Singapore" on this city Nguan used quote Stewart Brand - the man who inspired Steve Jobs and whose magazine Whole Earth Catalogue immortalized the phrase "Stay hungry. Stay foolish ".
I shot a series in the old areas of the city, mainly in the areas of public housing, where most Singaporeans. Perceptions of Singapore are full of stereotypes - that it is a modern, brilliant, flawless and soulless city. What is the real Singapore?
I myself did not really sure I know. Most likely, this is a young and rapidly changing city-state, which is caught between the past and the future. In fact, it is talking about it and my series - about the tension between the old and new Singapore.
I think of the country as a teenager who wants to represent her innocence and grace, and at the same time her awkwardness and confusion in the face of the future.
Quote, entitled the series, from the book of Stewart Brand's "How Buildings Learn, What Happens After They're Built": "Children paint the house as unconsciously as they paint the face. Regardless of where they actually live, for the most part, they draw the same house, one story, the door in the middle, with two windows on each side, a sloped roof, which can be seen from the facade, the central chimney with a whirlwind of smoke and track leading to the door. "
Although I was born and lived in Singapore some time ago, I was educated in Chicago and then went to New York where he was going to continue to film career. But I began to lose faith in the history of fictional ties and interchanges.
Instead, I became interested in photography and fell in love with the impressive potential of the still image. Each of my pictures - it's the middle of history.
In contrast to the film, something that happens before or after each situation in the photos, are totally dependent on the imagination of the viewer.
In most cases my photographs tell of life in the big cities - a common theme of loneliness and longing, which accrue to all of us living in the capitals.
Although in my work a variety of themes and ideas, for me, is more important than the emotional contact with the audience photographs rather than intellectual.
More than anything, I want my audience felt.